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SGA Honors Qubein’s 10-Year Anniversary
01.16.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 16, 2015 – High Point University’s Student Government Association honored the 10th anniversary of Dr. Nido Qubein’s presidency with a special presentation on Jan. 15. “Dr. Qubein has given so much to this university and to the students. The growth and expansion that High Point University has seen in the last […]
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Professor Shares Interactive Teaching Techniques at Conference
01.13.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 13, 2015 – Dr. Christopher Lootens, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University, attended the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Philadelphia, where he presented some of the engaging and interactive techniques he uses to teach psychology students about treating patients. During a panel presentation, […]
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Slane Center is Named No. 1 in Nation
01.8.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 8, 2015 – The No. 1 student union in the country is High Point University’s Slane Student Center, according to bestcollegevalues.org. The facility is named for John “Jack” Slane and Marsha Slane of High Point in recognition of their generous support and advocacy of High Point University. In its new list of […]
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HPU Welcomes Bunting to Accounting Services
01.2.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 29, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Gene Bunting as manager of contracts and procurement in the accounting services office. In his position, Bunting will oversee the development and renewal of contracts for products and services that enhance the student experience. His expertise is in production planning, purchasing and contracting, […]
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Sigma Nu Joins Greek Life Community
12.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2014 –High Point University is welcoming fraternity Sigma Nu to campus. Several fraternities visited HPU’s campus in hopes of becoming the next chartered fraternity. After a competitive selection process, Sigma Nu was chosen to become HPU’s next fraternity. “Sigma Nu is excited to be selected as a member of the […]
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Herndon Joins Admissions Office
12.16.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 16, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Cameron Herndon to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as admissions counselor. Herndon’s admissions role will send her around the country to provide support for fellow counselors in all territories with college fairs, student events and family receptions. “I am excited to work with […]
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Professor Co-Authors Publication on Pain-Related Disability
12.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2014 – Dr. Kelly Curtis, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University, co-authored a recent publication entitled, “Accuracy of the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire and Pain Disability Index in the Detection of Malingered Pain-Related Disability in Chronic Pain,” which will appear in the forthcoming issue of The Clinical Neuropsychologist. […]
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May Joins Construction and Renovation Department
11.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2014 – High Point University welcomes Andrea May to the staff of the construction and renovation department, where she will serve as financial and administrative coordinator for the director and assistant director. The Jamestown native, who has a background in both commercial and residential construction, will assist the department in […]
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Alumna Brings Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese Truck to HPU
11.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 17, 2014 – Hundreds of High Point University students, faculty and staff were treated to free, customizable mac and cheese bowls, straight from a Stouffer’s food truck on Monday. The Stouffer’s Food Truck visited campus during a year-long tour around the country. Marin Seifert, a 2013 alumna of HPU and account […]
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Updates in the Sciences
11.12.2014
The sciences at High Point University are growing rapidly. As HPU gears up to launch new physician assistant, pharmacy and physical therapy programs, the departments of biology, chemistry and physics are also expanding to meet a growing need for science professionals. In the past two years, physics has split off to become its own department; […]
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Ordination Service Honors Minister to the University
10.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – Faith leaders and the High Point University community gathered on Oct. 1 for the installation of the Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university. Davis became minister to the university in 2013. Before arriving, he was commissioned in 2011 by the United Methodist Church as a provisional elder, […]
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Theatre to Perform ‘On the Verge’
09.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2014 – High Point University’s Department of Theatre will take on Eric Overmyer’s “On the Verge; or, The Geography of Yearning,” in an upcoming performance. The production will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9-11, and Oct. 13-15 in the Empty Space Theatre. “‘On the Verge’ is a wildly […]
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HPU Adds New Historical Sculpture to Campus
01.23.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 23, 2015 – High Point University has installed a sculpture of Thomas Wolfe, considered to be North Carolina’s most famous writer, on its campus. The sculpture joins 22 other historical sculptures that surround students with thought leaders who inspired the world and accomplished great things during their lives. They include Sir […]
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Security Ranked No. 12 in the Nation
01.21.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 21, 2015 – The High Point University campus has been commended for safety again. The security team is ranked 12th in the Education category out of 500 security programs in the nation that were reviewed by SECURITY Magazine. The rankings were determined by public records, data supplied by participating enterprises and […]
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Student Receives Fraternity Scholarship-Leadership Award
01.16.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 16, 2015 – High Point University senior John Marsicano was awarded the Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s national H. Howell Taylor Jr. Scholarship-Leadership award, valued at $1,000. Thousands of undergraduates from across the country applied in hopes of receiving one of the 254 awards available. Marsicano is a Long Island, New York, native […]
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HPU Welcomes Senior Writer Jeri Rowe
12.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently added Jeri Rowe to its staff as senior writer. He joins the Office of Communications after 28 years writing and editing for newspapers. Rowe tells the university’s story through a variety of formats, including thematic books, short- and long-form stories and blogs. His work […]
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Students Help Children Make Healthy Choices
12.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2014 – High Point University students enrolled in the Nutrition and Healthy Living service learning course dedicated a semester to educating children at the Carl Chavis YMCA childcare center about healthy living. Every week, HPU students would creatively teach the children how to make healthy choices as well as make […]
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Senior Honored for Community Service
12.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3, 2014 – High Point University senior Stefanie Vorleiter was recently honored with the 2014 Community Impact Student Award by North Carolina Campus Compact. The award recognizes students with outstanding leadership and service qualities. Vorleiter, an international business major from New Bern, is one of 18 students across the state to […]
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HPU Invites Community to Annual ‘Lessons and Carols’ Candlelight Service
11.26.2014
The service will be broadcast live to the Chapel fellowship hall to accommodate overflow attendance and online at www.highpoint.edu/live. HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2014 – High Point University will celebrate the holiday season with its annual “Lessons and Carols” Candlelight Service at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Hayworth Chapel. The public is […]
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Book Buddies Celebrate the Holidays
11.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2014 – Jairus Jones, a third-grader at Montlieu Academy of Technology, wandered up and down the library aisles in the High Point University School of Education with his book buddy Breana Pavenski, a junior at HPU, in search of a book he’d like to read in the future. “I like […]
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HPU to Host Opera Scenes Concert
11.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2014 – Love, murder, comedy, intrigue. High Point University will soon offer the community a variety of programming in an upcoming Opera Scenes concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public; tickets are not required. […]
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Industry Exposé: Students Work at High Point Market
10.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 – Located in the furniture capital of the world, the High Point Market provides valuable experiential learning opportunities for High Point University students to work side-by-side renowned interior designers without ever leaving the city. As the fall market wraps up this year, so too do the priceless networking, career […]
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HPU to Host Israeli Author Keret
10.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 – The High Point University Phoenix Reading Series will host a reading by Israeli author and director Etgar Keret at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the R.G. Wanek Center cinema. The event, presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series, is free and open to the […]
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HPU Lowers Flags in Remembrance of Fallen Firefighters
10.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 10, 2014 – High Point University will lower its flags to half-staff on Sunday, Oct. 12 in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. President Barack Obama issued a proclamation for flags to be lowered in honor of the nation’s firefighters and in remembrance of 107 firefighters who have lost […]
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HPU Hires New Coordinator of Campus Fitness Programs
01.22.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 22, 2015 – Amy Reynal joins the staff at High Point University as the new coordinator of campus fitness programs. With expertise in fitness and rehabilitation, Reynal develops wellness and fitness initiatives for students on campus and supervises student employees in recreation services, including group exercise instructors, guest services and lifeguards. […]
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UNC-TV to Air ‘A Conversation with Ken Dychtwald and Nido Qubein’
01.7.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 7, 2015 – The UNC-TV network will broadcast a special program, titled “High Point University Presents a Conversation with Ken Dychtwald and Nido Qubein.” The program will air at 10 p.m. on Jan 15. In this thought-provoking presentation, Dychtwald discusses aging populations, how they impact our economy, and the misconceptions in […]
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HPU Gives Back to Countless Families During the Holidays
12.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 23, 2014 – The High Point University family’s caring spirit is amplified during the Christmas season. Students, faculty and staff made the holidays bright for thousands of people in the community this year. In total, HPU touched more than 15,250 lives this holiday season while contributing $30,000 in Christmas gifts. High […]
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Office of Financial Planning Welcomes Hill
12.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2014 – Cana Gyongyos Hill recently joined High Point University as an administrative assistant in the Office of Financial Planning. Hill functions as the first point of contact for students in the financial planning office, helping to complete financial aid forms and inputting essential information into university databases. “I am […]
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Fraternity Hosts Empathy Dinner
12.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2014 – Pi Kappa Phi hosted an Empathy Dinner for the second year in a row to increase awareness of people who live with disabilities. Each participant experienced a disability for the night; some were blindfolded while others could only eat with one arm. “My disability was that I couldn’t […]
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Students Celebrate Traditions and Customs of Hanukkah
12.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2014 – HPU’s Jewish student population shared their faith and holiday traditions with the HPU community during the annual Hanukkah dinner on Dec. 5. “It’s important to share your faith with others and experience other faiths,” said Jordan Weiss, a student leader of HPU’s Hillel chapter. As Weiss and other […]
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What Callie Sees
12.5.2014
Callie Klinkmueller knew. One Friday afternoon near sunset, walking back across campus with a friend, she couldn’t help but notice. The setting sun had turned Popsicle orange, fingering its light across clouds that looked like stretched cotton. So, she took a shot of a fountain at High Point University and sent it to her mom […]
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Student Life Hires Arena as Area Coordinator
11.25.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently welcomed Curtis Arena to the team as area coordinator. In his new position, Arena is responsible for supervising resident assistants and ensuring a successful residence life experience for students in their assigned residence hall. He also supervises a […]
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Animal Stars Steal the Stage at HPU
11.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2014 – Humans and animals alike recently filled High Point University’s Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall for a presentation by Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of the American Humane Association (AHA). Gaznert explained the 75-year history of AHA, which protects more than 100,000 animal actors every year through programs […]
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HPU Hires Lassiter as Resident Director
11.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 14, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Megan Lassiter as the resident director of the women’s complex. As resident director, Lassiter is responsible for the safety and well-being of students in her care, as well as providing programs that instill community spirit within the […]
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Students Dive Into Civic Engagement This Election Season
11.10.2014
Election season is over, and most people are putting politics on the back-burner – for now, at least. However, High Point University promotes civic values year-round through polls that track opinion on issues important to the public, placing students in internships in politics and other public service, providing commentary on politics through faculty experts and […]
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Grant Series to Feature Local Chicana Artist
10.16.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 16, 2014 – High Point University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Modern Foreign Language Department will host local artist Beka Butts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series and HPU’s […]
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Featured Garden: The Welcome Garden
09.25.2014
The Welcome Garden greets visitors and admissions guests as they enter High Point University. This breathtaking garden was added in 2013 and has flowers blooming virtually every month of the year. The design was inspired by gardens off of Champs-Elysées Avenue in Paris. Click here for more images from the HPU Photo Blog by campus photographer […]
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Graphic Design Expert to Present at HPU
09.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 24, 2014 – High Point University will host Argentinian graphic designer and branding expert Sebastian Guerrini as part of its Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series. He will present “The Power of Image” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is free and open […]
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